erik Niel

Executive chef and owner of Easy Bistro and Bar in Chattanooga, TN. Originally from Louisiana, he taps into his deep Southern roots for his Southern-inspired French bistro.


Rebecca Barron

Executive chef of St. John's Restaurant and Meeting Place in Chattanooga, TN. Originally from the area, she first joined the company as chef de cuisine.


Michelle Richards

Sommelier and manager for St. John's Restaurant in Chattanooga, TN. She is certified Level Two by the Court of Master Sommeliers.

Philippe Van Grit

Executive chef of The Flying Squirrel restaurant in Chattanooga, TN. Originally from San Francisco, he worked in Tampa, FL before moving to Tennessee.